Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type



Nonlinearity of power system is always one of the difficulties when dealing with dynamic simulation of power systems. Solving differential-algebraic equations representing power systems are difficult without losing nonlinearity, especially for large power systems. This thesis shows an alternative method to solve nonlinear dynamical power system by producing a purely differential representation of the power systems. This new representation converts the algebraic equations to differential equations in order to have an absolute differential system. By using Runge-Kutta algorithm to solve this differential system, the results of the power system simulations are compared to trapezoidal integration algorithm commonly used to solve the differential-algebraic equations. In this thesis, IEEE 14-bus system and IEEE 118-bus system are tested with both classical generator model generator model and two-axis generator model in MATLAB. The proposed algorithm shows significantly faster convergence comparted to trapezoidal integration method in larger power systems. It is a great improvement to shorten the simulation time in while keeping the same accuracy in large power systems.



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Committee Chair

Mehraeen, Shahab